Monday, April 26, 2010

ATC making...


Its been busy a week but so nice to have a long weekend for Anzac Day. I felt so sorry for those diggers [and the driver] who got mowed down by the runaway jeep at one of the ceremonies. Ironic that you survive being in a war and but nearly get killed marching in remembrance for your lost mates.

I've been fiddling around making Atc's. One of my groups posted a challenge to make faux metal, so here are mine.... lots of fun this and lots of experimentation.Its very hard to get decent pics , they are very shiny and look very metally in real life.
Basically i used silver card and turned over and embossed with a biro, just going over and over like this....



Then i applied black stazon and sanded back with wet and dry. I applied different colors of alcohol inks[sunburst orange is great rusty color] and some distress ink which takes bit to dry.


i am leaving this one as is, don't think it needs anything...i know pink sunflowers...artistic licence ]]]


With this tree one , i was drawing my my tree with card on the base of of one of those plastic black liners that come out of the green bags. It had a checky pattern and the tree and leaves came up dotty which really suited it...
the lovely images come from
Suzie Que. I was really saddened to hear she died recently , I didnt know her personally but she was very generous with her freebie images.

And these are some others , using this painted technique i found in Bernie Berlins book[finally ordered myself a copy after drooling over a friends copy.]
i just love doing this...you gessoe lightly a magazine image and then outline in waterproof marker, then paint, texta, color in with pencils...i used water color pencils

Freddy, Ursula and Nero = FUN

Cat image from land of nod.
borders from Astrid McLean.


Ruby Red Shoes.... 2/2



p.s. tell me if this fonts too hard to read and i'll change it...

14 comments:

Fabric Art said...

Wow wonderful ATC's you have made, love that they seem to be made of metal, I especially like it with the tree and the children on swing, it's like they are in a mysterious forest, thank for your sweet comment on my blog.
Anni

charlz@denmark said...

pretty Mum xoxxo

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Oh Jen, these faux metal atc's are stunning! Love the images that you have used for them. :)
Jan x

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Great job with those ATCs. Sometimes I do the gesso technique but I use wall putty instead. I did one of my sister for her birthday and it came out pretty good- I love it cause i don't have to draw anything!

Electra said...

You've done some really lovely work here-a vast range of techniques! I love the sunflowers, even if they are pink.

Shiree said...

hmmm looks like you have had some fun time creating !!

Melinda Cornish said...

I can read the font fine....
I love these atc;s and they do look like metal.....my favorite though is the red shoes......I LOVE it....they all are fabu......

Oxana said...

So beautiful ATC!!!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Wow! Your artwork is really cool.

To answer your question on my blog, I purchase my glass knobs in bulk off of E-bay. They run about $1.50-2.00 a knob and you can get them in a variety of lot sizes. I'm sure you could find a seller who ships internationally.

Melinda Cornish said...

thanks for the link.....I love that orange wall....it really warms up her room.......

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your ATCs are each wonderful Jen. I am still scratching my head wondering what a "biro" is??

Anzac Day is on my wall calender. I do enjoy being connected around the globe. Sounds really traffic what occurred...so sorry to hear that!

oxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo event tho I wasn't quite certain HOW you created your ATCs, they certainly look fabulous Jen!
oxo

bad penny said...

fabulous ! They are magical & I adore the ruby slippers

Jacky said...

Wow you've been very busy with these wonderful ATC techniques. Love the metal look ones!!!!
I like the gesso technique too. Did a similar thing in a class with Misty Mawn, it was fun and worked out quite well.

Jacky xxo